Fall 2021 Registration and Mini-Courses

Fall 2021 Registration and Mini-courses

Fall is a season of change, growth, and exploration. To cultivate the resilience and joy of our students, we will be offering a wide variety of executive functioning services and creative mini-courses throughout 2021.

Students who work with us on executive functioning skills and subject content during the school year begin with our one-on-one 90 minute introductory organizational workshop, which reviews binders, planners, digital folders, and helps students set up a foundational system. We also go over nutrition, sleep, and stress-management, and encourage students to identify personal and academic goals. Our focus is on promoting proactive skill building, creating consistency, and looking ahead at upcoming plans, especially in a school year where the only constant is change. We've successfully adapted our organizational workshop and ongoing sessions to meet the current needs of students and families as they move through remote, hybrid, and in-person learning options. To register for school year support, please contact our office.

Our school year mini-courses are perfect learning additions to promote engaged learning, critical thinking, and cognitive flexibility. Along with our writing workshopstest preparation, and college counseling, all mini-courses are available virtually – students can work with us from anywhere.

The mini-courses consistently receive rave reviews:

My poetry class was AMAZING! - 7th grader from Brooklyn, NY

My son is truly enjoying the self-identity workshop, thank you! - Parent from Menlo Park, CA

I've seen my daughter's confidence in math skyrocket! - Parent from Arlington, VA

We see our mini-courses as fun ways to encourage authentic learning and meaningful engagement. We customize any mini-course or workshop, and have happily done so for students and families around the world.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or ways we can be helpful. Thank you, as always, for the opportunity to work with your children.

High School Offerings:

Intensive College Application Bootcamp

The Green Ivy four-day Intensive College Application Bootcamp is essential for every rising high school senior. Our college admissions bootcamp is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive program designed to help rising high school seniors navigate the nuts and bolts of the application process. Participants learn how to organize their applications to shine a light on their talents, interests, and unique gifts. The four-day workshop goes through initial college lists, recommendation letters, personal statements, and supplemental questions, along with the basic information for the Common Application, UC Application, and Coalition Application.

Please note that meetings are not held on Wednesdays, and each session is limited to 6 students.

Custom Session Available: Perfect for a small group of friends to work on their applications together. Must all agree to the same dates/times in advance. Please contact our office to schedule.

Details Price Qty
Custom Session, limited to 4-6 students. Dates & Times TBDshow details + $1,595.00 (USD)  

College Application Jump Start Workshop

The College Application Jump Start Workshop is designed for high school seniors who want help getting started on their college applications. The individualized workshop consists of four comprehensive sessions designed to instill confidence, spark inspiration, and inspire students to write standout college essays. Students meet with a counselor weekly or bi-weekly, and complete work in-between sessions. Our counselors provide students with high-quality instruction and guidance around refining college lists, creating an activity list, writing personal statements, drafting supplemental essays, and effectively planning out their application process. The workshop is tailored to suit each student’s needs and goals.

Details Price Qty
Custom Session, limited to one student. Dates & Times TBDshow details + $1,595.00 (USD)  

Introductory Organizational Workshop

Our Organizational Workshop introduces our organization, time-management, and personal productivity skills and systems. The workshop covers binders, digital folders, written planner, when/where/how to study, managing distractions, nutrition/sleep/stress management, and setting academic and personal goals.

The workshop is an encouraging introduction to the skills that we highlight during weekly follow up sessions, which we recommend to ensure retention of new habits. We've adapted the workshop to focus on strategies to help students during remote learning, including managing digital distractions during online calls, compartmentalizing work, coming up with a weekly schedule, and prioritizing social, emotional and physical wellness during remote learning.

The introductory workshop is a virtual one-on-one, 90-minute session with a member of our staff. Once you sign up, we will reach out to confirm a time and date that works. (Also offered for Middle School)

Details Price Qty
Date: Varies, confirmed upon registrationshow details + $195.00 (USD)  

Poetry (High School)

From Amanda Gorman and Kendrick Lamar to Shakespeare, poetry teaches us to see the beauty behind everyday reality. This four-session workshop allows students to become more comfortable reading, understanding, and writing poetry. Students’ projects could include polished rap verses, lyric poems, haiku collections, and more. Also offered for middle school students and as a custom course.

Custom Session Available: Perfect for a small group of friends to hone their poetry skills together.

Selfhood: A Journey in Self-Exploration (High School)

What can we learn from reading and writing stories? What can stories tell us about our own lives and identities? Through a series of activities and readings, we will examine our identities and develop the tools to tell our stories well. We will see how identities are formed and shaped through various experiences over time by collaborating with each other in investigating our own origins and history. Also offered for middle school students and as a custom course.

One-on-one Writing Workshop

Our in-depth writing workshops are available for both middle school and high school students. Each workshop is individually customized using student writing samples, parent/student questionnaires, and identified topics of interest. Topics can include grammar, idea development and self-editing strategies, essay organization, expository writing, persuasive writing, and creative writing.

Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction turns even the most routine personal experiences into powerful reflections on growth, loss, and dreams. This four-session workshop trains students to appreciate the storytelling potential of their own memories and surroundings, and culminates in an edited nonfictional narrative.  Also offered for middle school students.

Dialogue Writing Workshop (Creative Writing)

Attention all aspiring screenwriters, playwrights, short-story writers, and novelists! Dialogue is an essential part of nearly every story. This four-session workshop aims to help students create strong dialogue to enhance their storytelling ability. We’ll focus on how dialogue influences a story and is critical to character development.

Introduction to AP Calculus

This four-session mini-course serves as a solid overview for students entering AP Calculus. We’ll review certain algebraic techniques as well as introduce the concepts covered in AP Calculus. We’ll also provide insight into the everyday uses of Calculus and its importance in our daily lives.

Middle School Offerings:

Logic Games

Is your child a fan of riddles? Do they love to tackle puzzles? This mini-course will test students’ ability to properly reason through a series of fun logic games! Logic games require students to quickly analyze a complex set of facts with many variables and apply those facts to related questions in order to make logical conclusions. In four sessions, students will understand the structure of logic games, complete a series of fun quizzes, and ultimately attempt to create their own version of a game! Also offered as a custom course.

Poetry (Middle School)

From Amanda Gorman and Kendrick Lamar to Shakespeare, poetry teaches us to see the beauty behind everyday reality. This four-session workshop allows students to become more comfortable reading, understanding, and writing poetry. Students’ projects could include polished rap verses, lyric poems, haiku collections, and more. Also offered for high school students and as a custom course. 

Custom Session Available: Perfect for a small group of friends to hone their poetry skills together.

Selfhood: A Journey in Self-Exploration (Middle School)

What can we learn from reading and writing stories? What can stories tell us about our own lives and identities? Through a series of activities and readings, we will examine our identities and develop the tools to tell our stories well. We will see how identities are formed and shaped through various experiences over time by collaborating with each other in investigating our own origins and history. Also offered for high school students and as a custom course.

One-on-one Writing Workshop

Our in-depth writing workshops are available for both middle school and high school students. Each workshop is individually customized using student writing samples, parent/student questionnaires, and identified topics of interest. Topics can include grammar, idea development and self-editing strategies, essay organization, expository writing, persuasive writing, and creative writing.

Introductory Organizational Workshop

Our Organizational Workshop introduces our organization, time-management, and personal productivity skills and systems. The workshop covers binders, digital folders, written planner, when/where/how to study, managing distractions, nutrition/sleep/stress management, and setting academic and personal goals.

The workshop is an encouraging introduction to the skills that we highlight during weekly follow up sessions, which we recommend to ensure retention of new habits. We've adapted the workshop to focus on strategies to help students during remote learning, including managing digital distractions during online calls, compartmentalizing work, coming up with a weekly schedule, and prioritizing social, emotional and physical wellness during remote learning.

The introductory workshop is a virtual one-on-one, 90-minute session with a member of our staff. Once you sign up, we will reach out to confirm a time and date that works. (Also offered for High School)

Details Price Qty
Date: Varies, confirmed upon registrationshow details + $195.00 (USD)  

Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction turns even the most routine personal experiences into powerful reflections on growth, loss, and dreams. This four-session workshop trains students to appreciate the storytelling potential of their own memories and surroundings, and culminates in an edited nonfictional narrative.  Also offered for high school students. 

SSAT/HSPT Strategy Overview

For students thinking of applying to private high school, the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) and High School Placement Test (HSPT) are used for admission (and there will be at-home testing options this fall). This five-session overview goes through the SSAT/HSPT format and timing, helps students understand the types of questions they will see on the test, and explains instructions that will be presented to them.